T Rex

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Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: Today at 02:28

Lots of ominousness when I go out running ...

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: Today at 02:26

I do ominous very well.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: Today at 02:26

running eye - try those suggestions of brer's, though.  

Least worst camping in Llanberis is Mountain Farm campsite - good facilities but a working sheep farm, so camping field full of dog's cr@p and dogs/puppies wee on or get in your tent.  

Ty Isaf is basic in the extreme - not even any hot water.  Very cheap though.  £4 last time (the only time) I used it.

Snowdon House is convenient right by the A5.  Too convenient - I had a good Vaude lightweight tent stolen from there whilst running one SNOD.  If you use that site I would recommend packing everything away, including the tent, in your car while away from the site.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 11:58

Run Jono - do you know what I would do?  Make SNOD #40 and call it a day, or rather a year.  You've put yourself under a lot of strain and I'm impressed you haven't had any injuries up to now.  For tears the only remedy is rest and you should be good to go certainly by 6 weeks.  Call it an extended taper ...


running eye - can't recommend any of the sites in Llanberis/Nant Peris area - I've tried them all.  They've mostly been bad experiences.  Race starts at 1030 (I think?)

Abingdon Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:58

Biggest climb looks to be about 16m - should be manageable.

I don't remember that enormous downhill after the start!

Not sure what sort of marathon shape I am in.  I'll have some idea after Hereford this weekend.

Achilles problem

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:49

In order of importance I'd suggest (once the acute phase is over when you can't do much except rest):

  1. deep tissue massage from sports injury therapist or similar
  2. carrying on running but at very light intensity on smooth level surfaces - but stop if acute, sharp pain
  3. ice after massages/runs, otherwise keep tendon area warm
  4. stretching, gently at first, e.g. keep ankle flexed by keeping toes up resting on something when sitting, graduating to heel drops off a stair (including eccentric).  Be sure to make full heel placement on the ground when walking or descending stairs
  5. elevation - sleep with your foot on top of a couple of pillows
  6. be patient (perhaps should be at top of list)

Things to avoid:

  • high intensity running /exercise - no racket sports, downhill running
  • sitting for long periods - keep moving
  • high heels
  • standing on tiptoe
  • giving up

I had achilles tendonitis for 15 months, managed to continue with most of my events during that period (at a slow speed), and now it is as if I never had it.  It has never recurred.

All the best with it.



Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:10


Talking with the organisers (to apologise that I gave then safety concerns) it seems the guy who was so late back wasn't following me at all but got lost going to the NE of Waun Rydd somewhere, so well away from me.

This begs the question - what was the light that was following me??  This is now the third time during night running that I have been troubled with lights.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:05

Another night owl - that's good.

SNOD is one of the UK's toughest road marathons, if not the toughest, Mc Hilly, so you're doing all right.

Haven't done Comrades.


Abingdon Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 00:59

Old Shadowfax - thanks for that.  Perhaps you could give jason, PB hunting, a brief summary of the course?  He'd be grateful.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 00:51

After a major clean up and shower, I managed to get my head down in the tent, but only for half an hour.  By 0600 lots of people were getting up, breaking camp, and making noisy departures. I went over and had breakfast in the YH instead.

I thoroughly recommend this event.  I won't be doing any extensions again and I would be happy to run around with brer or anyone else, assuming I can keep up.

The normal route is about 55 miles, and my version, surprisingly, was still only 59 miles.

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